Hurricane Nate

Category 1 Atlantic hurricane in 2017

Hurricane Nate was a 2017 Atlantic hurricane. The storm developed on October 4, 2017. It was the costliest natural disaster in the history of Costa Rica. It caused heavy damage and fatalities in Central America while a tropical storm.[1]

The storm became a hurricane while moving through the Yucatán Channel. Nate moved north-northwest at 29 miles an hour. It was the fastest-moving tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane later struck southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi as a Category 1 hurricane. Nate was the fourth hurricane in the year to strike the United States or its territories. That had not happened in 12 years.[2]

Nate caused 16 deaths in Nicaragua, 14 in Costa Rica, 7 in Panama, five in Guatemala, three in Honduras, two in the United States and one in El Salvador. The number of people killed by Nate was 48. Damage from Nate was $787 million USD.

The name Nate was retired on April 11, 2018 for its damage and death toll. It was replaced with Nigel for the 2023 season.

References change

  1. "Nate downgraded to tropical storm, moves farther inland". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  2. "Nate Slams Mississippi". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 9, 2018.